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Environment Ministry Issued Revised Draft-guidelines to Determine Wildlife Habitats

May 9, 2011
Enviroment & Ecology Current Affairs. Union Ministry of Environment and forests on 4 May 2011 issued a revised draft-guidelines to determine critical wildlife habitats as required by the Scheduled tribes and Other Forest Dwellers Act, 2006

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests Cleared Maheshwar Project

May 9, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011. The Union Minister of Environment and forests, Jairam Ramesh stated on 6 May 2011 that it had cleared the 400 MW Maheshwar hydroelectric power project on the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh

Department of the Environment and Forests of India Declared of Setting up NEAMA

May 4, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011. Department of the Environment and Forests of India declared of setting up a National Environmental Appraisal and Monitoring Authority (NEAMA) as a part of efforts to bring in institutional reforms and improve environmental governance.

7000 Crore Rupees NGRBA Project to Clean the Ganga Approved

May 2, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) of India on 28 April 2011 approved a 7000 crore rupees project to clean the Ganga

Sunderbans Absorb more than Four Crore Tonnes of CO2 to Check Global Warming

Apr 30, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011. According to a study conducted by the University of Calcutta done in the last week of April 2011, The Sunderbans forest plays an important ecological role by absorbing more than four crore tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Green Technology to deal with Water Pollution

Apr 26, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011. Union Minister for Environment and forests Jairam Ramesh launched a Bio-remediation technology project in the Buddah Nallah of Ludhiana in Punjab

The Ozone Hole Caused Droughts in Australia According to a Scientific Study

Apr 26, 2011
Environment and Ecology Current Affairs 2011. According to a study done by the Scientists at Columbia University, the Antarctic ozone hole caused the series of droughts in Australia

Relief Amount for Endosulfan Victims was Increased in Kerala

Apr 26, 2011
Environment and Ecology Current Affairs 2011.The amount of compensation being paid to the victims of the use of the pesticide Endosulfan was increased from 300 rupees to 2000 rupees per month in Kerala by the state government

The Union Cabinet of India Approved the Nagoya Protocol

Apr 21, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011.The Union Cabinet of India on 20 April 2011 approved the signing of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) by India..

Two Rare Vulture Species Sighted in Rajasthan’s Baran District

Apr 16, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011... Two rare vulture species namely, the Long-billed and the White-rumped were sighted in large numbers in Rajsthan’s Baran district

Andhra Lake Wind Power Project Posed threat to Wild life in Maharashtra

Apr 15, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011... 113 MW Andhra Lake Wind Power Project is posing threat to the region of Western Ghats in Maharashtra

The New Dinosaur Named Zhuchengtyrannus Magnus Identified

Apr 9, 2011
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2011. According to a report published in the journal Cretaceous Research, in the first week of April 2011, palaeontologists identified a giant predatory theropod dinosaur

Tiger Population in India Increased from 1411 in 2006 to 1706 in 2010

Mar 30, 2011
According to the tiger census 2010, unveiled on 28 March 2011 by the Union Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh, the number of tigers in India is reported to have gone up from 1411 in 2006 to 1706 in 2010 which is a 16% percent increase.....Current Affairs 2011

The Amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 Approved

Mar 28, 2011
The Union Cabinet of India, on 22 March 2011, approved the amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 to stop instances of unnecessary harassment of tribals..... Current Affairs2011

Environment Ministry's Conditional Permission to Lavasa to Complete Construction

Mar 25, 2011
Environment Ministry's expert appraisal committee gave conditional permission to Lavasa to complete pending construction work in the planned hill station township-Current Affairs 2011

45 Species in Australia Face Extinction Threat

Mar 25, 2011
Scientists warned on 23 March 2011 that up to 45 rare species of wallaby, bandicoot and other Australian animals could become extinct unless some urgent action is taken to restrain-Current Affairs 2011

A report by the Climate Group Put India Ahead of USA in Energy Efficiency

Mar 23, 2011
A report by the Climate Group, named India’s Clean Revolution, stated that India is making more progress than the US on energy efficiency and the market in India is expected to treble to 77 billion dollars in the next 10 years

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests Cancelled the Field Trial of Bt-Maize

Mar 14, 2011
Union Minister for Environment and Forest ordered the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GECA) to cancel the field trials for Bt Maize in Bihar

Rs 46000 Crore Was Approved for Green India Mission

Feb 26, 2011
The Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change on 22 February 2011 approved 46000 crore rupees National Mission for Green India.

SAVE Was Launched to Conserve Vultures

Feb 25, 2011
SAVE (Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction) was launched in Kathmandu as a part of the Vulture Conservation efforts in Nepal and India

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